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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is your Museum. We welcome you to experience this season’s exciting exhibitions, events, and activities. Connect with art in surprising, lively, new, and memorable ways.


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Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

September 2018

This Month's Exhibitions



Art Splash: June 30–September 3, 2018

Learn all about our summertime offerings for families by visiting our Art Splash page.

Tuesday, September 25Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Media Room, Perelman Building
For members at the Sustainer level and above. Space is limited; book your spot in advance.

What determines rightful ownership of works of art? Join Cathy Herbert, Coordinator of Collections Research and Documentarian, as she shares provenance research and discoveries from periods of colonialism through WWII.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday, September 26Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden (weather dependent)
First come, first served; space is limited.


Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. Class size varies.

Help us keep the sculptures safe—please do not touch them during your visit.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

Visit the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists, and explore the roles of director and performer in portrait photography as you learn how to navigate the relationship of working with a model. Attendees should bring their own cameras. Participants should have a basic understanding of photography and be familiar with their cameras.

​This program is in collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden (weather dependent)
First come, first served; space is limited.


Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. Class size varies.

Help us keep the sculptures safe—please do not touch them during your visit.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, September 27Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Friday, September 28Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Stand-up and improv comics take over the galleries, and absurdist soul outfit Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket tear it up on the dance floor.
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Saturday, September 29Grid ViewRows View

 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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